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by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noooooooob KC library question
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Noooooooob KC library question

I don't know if the Central Library has an after hours book drop, but you can return the book to any library branch, and those should have book drops.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Atlanta's new stadium will be artificial turf, so that will likely eliminate them, but I agree, that Phoenix will probably host.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

I seriously doubt they would make the necessary modifications to Arrowhead just to host one or two World Cup games. The only way I see it happening is if those necessary modifications were part of an overall updating of the stadium for American Football games. I'm sorry, but that is ridiculous. The...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

This will be an expanded field of teams/games and the US will be hosting the majority of the games. I have seen it predicted that 10-12 cities in the US will host. The one advantage KC has is the natural grass, while many other stadiums have turf. It is possible to do temporary natural playing surfa...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 16
Views: 418

World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

The US has submitted a joint bid along with Mexico and Canada to host World Cup 2026 and is considered a favorite to land it. Could KC have a chance at being a host city? I am fairly certain that the field at Arrowhead is too narrow to meet FIFA standards, but could the first few rows on each side b...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1452
Views: 107388

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

I was surprised to see that. Am I wrong in assuming since it is a vacation, this isn't just for temporarily closing the streets (for weekends, like they often do)? I am surprised to see that Pennsylvania would be vacated all the way to 40th St. That would cut off the access to the garage from Pennsy...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 434
Views: 35206

Re: Troost developments

Here is an interesting tidbit in the BizJournal article on this development: "Meanwhile, Hoffman said, UC-B Properties is building and restoring single-family homes near the Scholars Row site. The firm recently acquired a total of 21 vacant lots and old homes in an area bounded by 54th Street, ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1003
Views: 89712

Re: The KCMO School District

It looks like it will be for a high school. They are hoping to open in 2018. The same year, they are also hoping to expand the kindergarten class from 120 to 200. It's unclear how that will be done, but I'm guessing that perhaps the 7th and 8th grades could move to the Derrick Thomas site as well, f...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

I am assuming 3 retail spaces for this phase of the project, all being on McGee. I am fine with the scale of this project. I think high rise actually would be a bit out of scale with the area, although they would have had great views. The upper floors of these buildings should still have good views....
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1452
Views: 107388

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

^Nutterville is going to have to be demolished if Westport wants to be vibrant self sustaining neighborhood. Its a huge piece to Westport East's growth Are you being serious? If so, you should seek professional help. I'm guessing this was a sarcastic statement, but Nutterville and the surrounding a...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3000
Views: 192562

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I wonder if we will ever see a proposal for the steeply graded grass lot to the south of Valencia Place. Price Brothers also demolished the Colonial Court apartment complex on the north edge of the Plaza almost 3 years ago. We finally have a rendering for that site, but still no activity. That doesn...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 289
Views: 19710

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

The bizjournal had an interesting tidbit about the material to be used to construct this project in light of the recent fire in OP. I think the brand name is "Prescient" and is basically a pre-fab steel columns. It is a company owned by JE Dunn or maybe just the Dunn family. The proposal ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3000
Views: 192562

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

A new project just showed up on the city's development tracker map: 4711 Belleview on the west edge of the Plaza. 6 Story, 167 unit apartment building. Designed by everyone's favorite, NSPJ. The building is bland enough and short enough that it hopefully shouldn't offend the "Save Our Plaza&quo...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 69
Views: 6250

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

kboish wrote:They have been excavating for a few months now. Looks like they are getting close to finishing that part and will be ready to go vertical soon.


I think you may be thinking of the office tower site on Pennsylvania. I don't think there is any work going on at this site yet.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 434
Views: 35206

Re: Troost developments

I picked up an album recently that has this stamp on it: http://i64.tinypic.com/141tlas.jpg What I find interesting about this (aside from the fact that this would be practically around the corner from my house) is the date stamp of April 1968. The riots in KC after MLK's assassination were on April...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions
Replies: 35
Views: 3445

Re: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions

I've always thought that little commercial strip where Sidestreet bar, the limo service, etc. is just off Gillham could be an excellent, small neighborhood retail hub. There are a number of spots like this with the potential for nice little neighborhood retail hubs throughout North Hyde Park and Lo...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions
Replies: 35
Views: 3445

Re: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions

Nearby/related: the florist at 31st and Gillham Plaza has closed. Not sure what's going on that space next. That building had been for sale for a while. I assume it has new owners now. It is currently up for rent: https://kansascity.craigslist.org/reb/6034891805.html "In my opinion," Rigb...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1722
Views: 139319

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Here are some Abbot Properties projects that I noticed listings for: 1608 Locust (office conversion): http://x.lnimg.com/photo/poster_1920/edc01061ba8f4ec19743ac1ff1ad959c.jpg http://x.lnimg.com/photo/poster_1920/21f74e2dc49c471fbb5ad19140ae060a.jpg http://x.lnimg.com/photo/poster_1920/1b43ee4b4c364...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions
Replies: 35
Views: 3445

Re: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions

Butch Rigby has purchased another building nearby, the Bitterman's Candy building: http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/03/08/butch-rigby-bitterman-candy-gillham-renovation.html The plans sound vague and I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see much happen with this building for a while. I...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 434
Views: 35206

Re: Troost developments

http://kcur.org/post/while-kansas-city-voters-consider-incentives-some-east-side-development-projects-are-underway This article from Kevin Collison on KCUR's website mentions a development project in the works for 43rd and Troost. I don't recall hearing anything about that. UC-B does have their off...

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